jhamp9 (1517) - Corinth, Texas, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear dark honey color with an off white head. Aroma is sweet maple, peat, vanilla, and wood. Taste is has a lot of maple and vanilla sweetness with a lot of earthiness. Wood and peat are also very prevalent. Alcohol is nearly completely hidden except for some warmth on the way down. Somewhat syrupy texture. First time I tried it peat smokiness was somewhat overpowering, but this was much better.
b79turner (245) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - APR 29, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled on 12/22/15, poured into a snifter glass. Nose is floral, burnt sugar, oak...very nice. Caramel color with slight lacing. This beer gets better as it warms. Well done.
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blueshockey24 (309) - Colorado, USA - APR 23, 2016
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle. Pours dark amber with thin off white head. Aroma is sweet and piney. Taste is sweet and a hint of smoke with a sweet warm malty finish. Was hoping to get more maple.
shrubber85 (9935) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 22, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Prune, smokey caramel malt, oak, and vanilla aroma. Cloudy medium brown with small head. Moderately sweet vanilla caramel malt and moderately bitter herbal hay flavor. Wood smoke and acidic finish. Nice.
BucannonXC5 (1300) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 18, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Clear 14.75-oz. porter/stout glass
From: Bine & Vine in Normal Heights (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $4.31 (10 pct. off)
Purchased: Feb. 26, 2016
Consumed: April 10, 2016
Misc.: Bottled on Jan. 22, 2016
Got this with a big purchase at Bine & Vine on Feb. 26. This was the last beer left to drink. Didn’t know much about it, but liked what it said on the bottle. Not necessarily a big fan of Dogfish Head, but willing to give this one a shot.
Poured an auburn, copper color with two fingers of rocky, khaki-tan head. Lots of small bubbles coming to the top of the glass. Average wet, foamy lacing on the sides of the glass. Very good retention on the top all the way down. (Sight - 3.75)
Smelled roasty malts, roasted nuts, oaky notes, maple walnut, light toffee and hints of sweet caramel. (Smell - 3.50)
Taste was richer and more complex than the nose. Getting roasty malts, smoky oak, dark maple walnut, toffee, vanilla beans, smoky wood, dark fruits and hints of molasses. Does not taste like 11 pct. ABV. Very good. (Taste - 4.25)
Medium body. Creamy-to-oily texture. Average carbonation. Long, smoky finish. (Feel - 4.00)
Really liked this, basically as it hit my lips. Would like to see this aged for a bit. Probably had this a bit too cold as well. (Overall - 4.00)
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Shot (362) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - APR 16, 2016
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours reddish brown with a fluffy head. Aromas are faint malt, fruit, grass, a bit of leather. Flavors are roasty malts, dark fruit, raisin, cocoa, toffee, molasses, grass and bready tones. With each sip, another flavor appears. Very well rounded. Very noticeable alcohol presence. Slightly sticky mouthfeel, but otherwise surprisingly light. Low carbonation. Wonderfully complex. Boozy, malty and fruity. This is a delicious ale.
ffbot (261) - Oakland, California, USA - APR 10, 2016
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pour is a still, almost but not quite clear red with light purple and orange hints to it. Smell is maple, vanilla, oak, citrus, maybe a slight pine or grass. Taste is rich complex vanilla, balancing off maple, rich full bodied malt and a long, vanilla finish
schmittaj (16) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 8, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Reminds me a bit of an Oktoberfest, maybe one aged in oak (which isn’t a bad idea).
oldrtybastrd (4337) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 8, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy medium reddish brown. Aromas of light fruit, hops, caramel malts, kind of medicinal. Flavor is to strong for me, big alcohol taste, malty with a spicy taste.
weitz15 (528) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 7, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Heavy, heavy body. Cloudy pour. Flavor is a mix of smoked barley, mild vanilla, and a metallic unwelcome addition. Mildly carbonated finish.
drsordr (2060) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - APR 6, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle pour hazy copper with moderate ecru head that fades to small quickly. Nose raisin, Belgian candy, fall fruit, and light earthiness. Taste starts with sweeter flavors, maple, candy sugar, and Belgian ester. Then hint of the juniper and some late bitterness and mild heat from the alcohol. Ends with the smoked peat. Whole lot going on in this one.